One of the daily movements you do as a mom is pick babies and lots of other baby related "stuff" - often heavy - up from the floor...often multiply times a day. If done incorrectly, especially in those early days and months post birth, that can lead to back ache/pain, increasing your diastasis recti (aka abdominal separation) and further weakening your core system. Yes in this video … [Read more...] about Picking up your baby…car seat…shopping…toys…
TJ does not sit in a high chair and he feeds himself. However, he loved playing pretend to eat with mummy so that we could give you some tips for feeding your baby without stressing your core/hurting your back. Once your child begins weaning they can spend a lot of time in their high chair. Meal times can be long and I remember it feeling like as soon as one meal was done they were back … [Read more...] about What is the best baby feeding position?
I love baby wearing. I've done it since TJ was born and I still sometimes carry both (3 and 1) in carriers. Though not TJ too often because I try to encourage him to walk whenever possible! Feeling them so close to you just feels so good. Plus it gives you 2 hands which is a BIG help for getting stuff done - especially when your little one is small! TJ regularly had long sleeps in my material … [Read more...] about Baby wearing and diastasis recti
Do you wear high heels? Wearing heels can be fun, flirty, sexy and help to make you feel more confident....but (you knew there was a but coming right?!) they are not always the best choice - especially for moms. A good posture is key for optimal function, movement and breathing. A good posture will reduce the risk of injury and aches and pains. A poor posture, amongst other things, can … [Read more...] about High Heels and Posture
As I left the hospital after the birth of my second baby I asked the doctor which exercises I could start to do. His response was along the lines of, “well you should be ok to get back to your usual routine as soon as you feel up to it. Just listen to your body.” Initially, I thought that is not very helpful, but actually he had a point. Every mom is individual. Every pregnancy is different. … [Read more...] about Listening to your body
Post baby it can be super frustrating when you feel that you are doing everything you should to achieve fat loss and tone up, but still nothing is happening. You of course need to consider which type of exercise you are doing (I would recommend it includes weight training) and take a honest look at your food intake (and perhaps track your macros to check that you are eating as much or as little … [Read more...] about The secret key to fat loss